At the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal sits Yangzhou, a famous historical and cultural city where the magnificent splendor of ancient culture meets the magnetic brilliance of the modern one.
Located in the center of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou faces Yellow River on the east, featuring favorable natural and geographical conditions and a well-improved network of modern highways.
“History, culture, waters and exquisiteness” perfectly embody the time-honored fascination and abundant natural resource of this city. Among the 4 terms, water enjoys high priority. For years, it not only lays the foundation for the structure of the city, but renders prosperity as well.
The ancient Grand Canal nurtured the splendid culture of Yangzhou, and gave birth to numerous historical sites in the city. The imperial mausoleums of the Han (206 BC-AD 220) and Sui (581-618) dynasties, the remains of the ancient cities of Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1270) dynasties, together with the private gardens of the Ming and Qing dynasties and other cultural sites and natural scenic spots in Yangzhou attract a large number of domestic and international tourists every day.
Tourist sights in Yangzhou include Slender West Lake and old residences in the moated town, such as the Wang Residence and the Daming temple. Yangzhou is famous for its many well preserved Suzhou style gardens. Most of the Historic city is in the Guangling District.